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by the government on purpose. and today, in syria, where they are in year two of a very violent uprising, someone today in syria turned off the whole internet. the whole thing. for the whole country. all of a sudden. like a light switch. look at this graph. shows people using the internet in syria this morning. typing along. tweeting. whatever. and then, boom. lights out. no more internet in syria. somebody hit the off switch. here's another view. the internet in syria humming along, and then all of a sudden, nothing. syria has three cables that connect it to the rest of the world. as of about noon today, local time, this shows the traffic on those cables. all three cables just shut down instantly, off a cliff, nothing moving into syria, nothing flowing out. it's not like this has never happened before. syria has shut down the internet at times of military offensives in this uprising before. and we have seen other governments do this before. the government in egypt shut down the internet last year during the revolution there that toppled mubarak. same thing with government in libya. in the months
. let's get started at capella.edu >>> the parents of a missing american journalist last seen in syria are in the middle east to try to find their son. deborah and mark tys travelled to beirut, lebanon, but they're still no closer to knowing what happened to their son austin. last time austin spoke to his family was august 13th, when he was about to leave syria for lebanon. >> we had no idea who was holding austin and that is the primary reason that we have come to lebanon is to try to find out where austin is, and establish contact with him and bring him safely home. >> everyone we have spoken to and we have spoken to everyone we can has said the same thing, that they are unsure where he is, they don't know who he's with, where he is, we're hoping for answers and we're here appealing to the people in the region to have compassion on our family. to whom ever has our son right now, we ask you to treat him well, keep him safe, and return him to us as soon as possible. >> the tics say the syrian government told them it has no idea where their 31-year-old son is, but the couple was encoura
investigating for months. >>> an american journalist believed to be held hostage in syria, his parents making an emotional plea for his release. >>> the new coach of the l.a. lakers, and it's not the guy everyone's been talking about. can you believe it? it's not phil jackson. we're going to tell you who it was. good morning, everybody. welcome back to "early start." it's 28 minutes after the hour. i'm alina cho. >> and i'm alison kosik. john berman and zoraida sambolin are off today. it is 28 minutes past the hour. we're learning more this morning about the dramatic yawn fall of cia director david petraeus after an affair with his biographer. it's triggered new questions about an fbi investigation and demands from lawmakers concerned about a possible breach of national security. cnn's barbara star is following developments for us. she's live at the pentagon. barbara, good morning. talk to us about the timing of this investigation. >> well, good morning, alison. apparently it all started several months ago when the fbi began investigating a complaint about harassing e-mails a woman was receiv
of the entire region. syria, and the disorder spills across the neighborhood. joining us again, and fbi supervisory agent. you see that as late? >> what is happening in syria, you have to look at it from a few different perspectives. first you have the syrian people who want freedom from bashar al-assad's regime. then you have regional conflict that is going on. this is between iran and turkey. turkey is supporting the iranian people and iran is supporting the regime. you also have to look at it on a different level. where you have russia and china also involved on global levels with the syrian conflict. it is becoming a war of shadows and a war of different phones. the problem with that is that syria is a multicultural society. you have the christians and shiites and sunnis so if a civil war took place in syria, with all of these entities fighting with each other, that is still into the entire region. you will see it in lebanon and we will see an indication that the syrian conflict is still into lebanon. also, there is about 20 million involved in the clan and that's that. jenna: this
in syria civil war? beef, meet flavor boost. flavor boost, meet beef. it's swanson flavor boost. concentrated broth to add delicious flavor to your skillet dish in just one stir. mmm! [ female announcer ] cook, meet compliments. get recipes at flavorboost.com. >> bret: iran is trying to give the u.s. and israel something to think about, as tensions escalate over the nuclear program. iran is conducting large scale air defense drills featuring jet fighters, drones and about 8,000 troops. the week-long exercise covers the entire eastern half of iran. there are fears tonight that syria's civil war could suck in israel and the long list of enemies and blossom in to a conflict. leland vittert is in the expanding war zone tonight reporting froreporting from then heights. >> from the israeli controlled golan height you can see the civil war rage on in villages below. second day in a row, the martyr from the fight exploded within israel. it comes in a week of other mortars landing near a small israeli town. with the tank on high alert, israel fired back reporting a direct hit on the mobi
week. thousands of refugees have left. the violence in syria killed more than 36,000 people since an uprising over syrian president bashar al assad's regime. >>> israel fired a rn warning s from a stray shell. israel filed a complaint with the united nations over that incident. there are concerns the violence in syria will spill over into neighboring countries. >>> and more breaking news at this hour from israel. the military there targeting militants in the gaza strip following several rocket attacks. this morning militants there launched ten rockets into southern israel. a rocket hit a house, damaging that home and nearby cars overnight. no one was hurt. the israeli air force carried out several raids in the gaza strip in response to palestinian rocket fire. israel says more than 110 rockets have hit israel since saturday. >>> investigators want to know why they're only finding out now about the investigation that revealed now former cia director general petraeus' affair. the fbi launched the investigation who jill kelley, an unpaid social liaison at an air force base in florida
disappeared in syria more than two months ago. now the parents of american journalist austin tyce, they are making a public plea for help. plus this. >> during our lifetime i guess we won't have any high hopes, really any hopes are for the children. >> millions have been rescued from poverty in china, but the road to real prosperity is proving to be a long one for many. ♪ >>> and a veteran symphony almost 70 years now in the making. and i took nyquil, but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! can i still ship a gift in time for christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. then you may be looking for help in choosing the right plan for your needs. so don't wait. call now. whatever your health coverage needs, unitedhealthcare can he
. the problem with that is that syria is a multicultural society. you have the christians and shiites and sunnis so if a civil war took place in syria, with all of these entities fighting with each other, that is still into the entire region. you will see it in lebanon and we will see an indication that the syrian conflict is still into lebanon. also, there is about 20 million involved in the clan and that's that. jenna: this has been going back for centuries. how we engage with that? remapped welcome of, the problem that has been happening today in syria, there is no one to fill the vacuum of bashar al-assad's falling. the new coalition of the opposition -- the syrian opposition, they get together and they elected a leader. that leadership is not a leadership that has been outside syria for 20 years. it is for people who actually were in syria until recently. jenna: there are questions about that leadership and whether it is genuine or whether or not it is the second in command, the muslim brotherhood member is someone that should be looked at again. thomas friedman makes this argument today th
is doing any good, it's not perceptible. megyn: what about syria? we've lost our focus on it in the recent weeks and months with the election, but they are involved in a civil war now, and it was said that bashar assad was about to go. well, he hasn't gone, and, you know, thousands upon thousands of children are dying in syria, many being tortured in front of tear families, and the -- in front of their families, and the unite isn't doing that much. we tried to do something at the united nations, it failed. >> it failed in large measure because the chinese and russians -- with whom we were supposed to have hit the reset button, remember that? -- haven't allowed anything to get done. and this person who was supposed to be a superb diplomat hasn't mansioned to get -- managed to get that off square one. the united nations have sent an observer, and what they're observing is what you described. megyn: do you think another u.n. ambassador could have gotten something done? do you think if we had a john bolton, for example, they could have convinced russia to go against syria? do you think so? >>
this morning in syria, a fighter jet bombed a part of syria today near the turkish border. the force of it shattered windows. this comes as there's word that there's a new opposition leader being formed, under pressure from the international community. >> it appears congress may be ready to tackle immigration reform. charms shumer/schumer of new york says he and lindsey graham of south carolina are going to restart talks shelfed two years ago. charles schumer says being antiimmigrant does not work for him politically. >>> and in san francisco, the race for the district supervisor seat remains too close to call. through six rounds of voting, norman yee has 11,945. labor deed leader -- leader crowley has 11,924. that's a difference of just 21 votes. election workers say there are 3,000 provisional ballots to count. >>> we're hearing that some people who registered to vote at dmv offices found themselves not able to vote. the federal motor voter law enacted in 1995 requires the dmv to offer people the ability to vote. >>> a memorial will be scheduled held for david beanie will be sold -
east. israel firing on syria this morning. we'll have a live report from the israeli-syrian border just ahead. martha: also a massive explosion in a quiet suburb kills two people and destroys at least 30 homes. so what caused this? we're live with the latest in that mystery. >> it woke me up and i pulled up and it is just kept shaking. then i, it is crumbling. the house is going to crumble on us. having you ship my gifts couldn't be easier. well, having a ton of locations doesn't hurt. and my daughter loves the santa. oh, ah sir. that is a customer. let's not tell mom. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. fedex office. [ male announcer ] there's the sign to the bullpen. here he comes. you wouldn't want your doctor doing your job, the pitch! so why are you doing his? whoa! only your doctor can determine if your persistent heartburn is actually something more serious like acid reflux disease. over time, stomach ac can damage the lining of your esophagus. for many, prescription nexium not only provides 24-hour heartburn relief, but can also help heal acid-related erosions in t
, the other news of the day. here's kwame holman. >> holman: israeli tanks fired shells into syria today for the second time in as many days. it raised new concerns of the civil war in syria spilling beyond its borders. israeli officials said the army fired back after syrian mortar fire landed in the israeli- controlled golan heights. plumes of smoke could be seen rising above the area. meanwhile, a new coalition of syrian opposition groups launched a campaign to win recognition of a government-in- waiting. the groups agreed to unite yesterday. in afghanistan, a nato service member was killed by insurgents in the east. the announcement today did no identify the soldier's nationality. it came a day after a british soldier was shot and killed by a man in an afghan army uniform. there have been dozens of such insider attacks. the parliament of greece has approved a new austerity budget for the coming year, paving the way for more outside aid. the greek prime minister vowed today the cost-cutting measures will be the last sacrifices greeks will have to endure. it's still unclear whether euro
. syria will not show much of turkey. they are incapable of showing much of israel. the real issue is what is their view towards iran and what will be their goal? >> i don't think that they are in a position that they have much choice. other than taking action. the united states -- president obama has not had israel's accents in office. they continue to enrich uranium and get a nuclear weapon. they want to wipe israel off the face of the map. how can they not take this area sleep? >> the whole dynamic has changed with the sense of the muslim brotherhood in egypt. they are now running the show in egypt. the very first one meeting that the egyptian muslim brotherhood -- there is a new online fair to the israel people and the turks a couple of years ago started reaching out to the iranians, too. now you have the full encirclement of israel by iran. lou: as we look at this, now we turn to northern africa. the role of al qaeda. house intelligence and senate intelligence committees -- do you think they will be forthcoming? >> yes, i do. another network reporting that david atrios wants to testif
think it is a critical time for our country. we need to talk about organizing the opposition in syria which if it happens will be a great contribution of secretary of state hillary clinton. >> we will have opportunities to talk about syria and other issues down the road. thanks for coming in. >>> did the fbi end up investigating something that amounted to nothing? up next why some suggest general david petraeus' downfall wasn't deserved. >>> and we look at recent scandals plaguing the u.s. military's highest ranks. [ female announcer ] introducing yoplait greek 100. 100% new. ♪ 100% greek. 100% mmm... ♪ oh wow, that is mmm... ♪ in fact it's so mmm you might not believe it's a hundred calories. well ok then, new yoplait greek 100. it is so good. ♪ part of a whole new line of tablets from dell. it's changing the conversation. ♪ it's changing the conversation. one is for a clean, wedomestic energy future that puts us in control. our abundant natural gas is already saving us money, producing cleaner electricity, putting us to work here in america and supporting wind and solar. t
of people in southern syria. an anti-government group claims targeted regime forces in daraa, these pictures were uploaded to the internet today. 11,000 refugees have fled syria in the past 24 hours. most of them to turkey. the united nations says it is the biggest exodus in 20 months of civil war. >>> today is malala day around the world. the united nations planned a day of action honoring a 15-year-old malala yousafzai who was shot by militants while pressing for girls' education in pakistan. her father says she's now beginning to walk, to talk, and to read, which is wonderful news. nearly 90,000 people have signed a petition requesting that malala receive the nobel peace prize. >>> and finally, brace yourself, brace yourself for this last story. it's big. justin bieber and selena gomez are a super couple no more. according to e-online they broke up last week after two years of dating. bieber performed at the victoria's secret show this week. he admits to being a little distracted by the models while he was there. to which his friends responded, you think? that is the news. now back to les
a growing gaza crisis, a civil war in syria next door, unquiet along the israeli/egyptian border, substantial unrest in jordan. any flare-up in one of these, has potential to spread across to the other. most importantly, you have a fragile, you know, political systems. you have countries in transition. the populations and politics are more populous. much more unpredictable environment with the event occurring here as we saw it in 2008. >> okay. p.j., tell me about this iron dome defense system. what that is about and the upgraded hamas weaponry. where does this weaponry come from? mouth how does all of the technology change the equip there? >> hamas upgraded missile systems, undoubtedly support for a variety of countries. particularly iran. because of the political changes here, egypt has relaxed its enforcement of the border between gaza and egypt making smuggling of these systems in to gaza more easy. then of course i will you have a little bit of the -- the building of an ingij nous missile capability in gaza since sit israel retreated in 2007. the iron dome is a major project
, secretary of defense and major decisions have to be made about syria. 30,000 people have been killed and we are losing influence by not having been more forward leaning. afghanistan. what is the president going to do? we have 68,000 troops there. the vice president said we are getting out in 2014, period. the administration policy is responsible in my view to get force there. advisory support there. but i don't know, support on the hill. if the republicans and the democrats think we're just in slow motion defeat in afghanistan. will people support sending more troops over there for two years? i'm not sure. he has to make a decision. does he just want out of the war or a stable outcome, where he needs to rally the country? he will have a busy foreign policy agenda in the first few months. >> chris: senator bayh you get the last word. petraeus in specific and national security in second term agenda. >> the thing with david petraeus is tragic. she a patriotic american. he served his country well. it's most unfortunate. fortunately for us ve a deep bench in the national security foreign policy
an secretary of defense and, wait 6 to 9 months but major decisions have to be made about syria, 30,000 people have been killed and we are losing influence by not being more forward leading an afghanistan. what is the president going to do, the troops there, and, the vice president said we're getting out in 2014, period and the policy is more responsible, in my view to get a force there, advisory support force there afterwards but i don't know, will there be support on the hill, republicans and democrats think we are in slow motion defeat in afghanistan, will people support sending more troops over there? i'm not sure. he has to make a decision, does he want to get out of the war or avenue a favorable outcome, and he'll avenue a busy foreign policy agenda in the next six months. >> chris: we are running out of time, petraeus in specific and national security in the second term... >> the same with david petraeus, it is tragic, a patriotic american and it is unfortunate and fortunately for us, we have a deep bench in the national security force arena and the president will make a smooth transiti
from their homes in syria by the raging civil war. the syrian arab red crescent made that estimate today. it's more than double the previous estimate used by aid agencies. in addition, more than 400,000 syrians have fled to neighboring states. it's been two weeks since hurricane sandy walloped the northeast, and, as of today, more than 130,000 homes and businesses across new york and new jersey still were in the dark. new york city mayor michael bloomberg warned again the process of restoration and recovery will be slow. . a lot of residents unfortunately will be out of power for a long time. but rather than complain about it or even write about it, we're trying to do something about it. we can sit around and bring or hands and say it's terrible. mother nature brought us this storm. now we're just going to deal with it. we're going to go methodically street by street building by building and help people get going. we're going to do the most important life-threatening things first. and then we'll come back. we're not going to stop until everybody is back. >> holman: there also were
. and lastly, syria, couldn't be a better day for bashar al assad. takes all the attention officer ya. no one is looking at the murderous campaign of assad against his own people. >> andrea mitchell, the diplomacy for president obama about to start a second term with all of the problems in the middle east. he's in bangkok this morning. he talked about his support for israel. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. so we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes. and workplaces and potentially killing civilians. and we will continue to support israel's right to defend itself. >> so let's talk about how the president is working this right now, andrea. >> well, working this by trying to persuade the president of egypt to please pull back and pressure hamas for a cease-fire. that is where the action is. the arab spring is what changed all of this. all of the elements that tom just addressed were, you know, completely transformed by the fact that you have morsi and not m
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